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Piloting our new model

ERO is introducing a new evaluation approach for schools.

We have invited 75 schools to work with us in a research and development model to enable feedback and progression of a bespoke approach to evaluation.

Improving outcomes for all children continues to be the focus of our work.

An ERO evaluation partner will work alongside each school in its process of continuous improvement. This ongoing evaluation relationship is a move away from single event-based external reviews.

ERO’s model is iterative and responds to the context of individual schools. Sector stakeholder groups are working with us to provide guidance. Schools and ERO evaluation partners are providing feedback to strengthen the approach.

Building relationships through engagement and consultation with the sector, and focusing on how best to make the model work to provide successful outcomes for children, are key features of the new evaluation model.